UnderArmour E39 wearable electronic garment

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

This weekend at the NFL combine 10-30 athletes unveiled UnderArmour’s new compression garment with an integrated electronics system.   The NFL combine is an athletic showcase for the top college football prospects to put their physical skills on display for the all the professional teams.  The UA E39 shirt contains a removable sensor pack near the sternum and can give an athlete or coach instant feedback on breathing rate, heart rate, temperature, and movements.  The sensor pack, nicknamed ‘the bug,’ contains a triaxial accelerometer developed in conjunction with a Maryland company called Zephyr.  The system measures acceleration and change of direction.  This can be used to dissect a player’s performance during running or explosion exercises.

The data can be transmitted to wireless devices such as laptops, iPhones, or iPads.  The company will roll the garment out slowly starting with UA sponsored athletes and teams with a projected public release in 2012.

Article by Mike Vasquez

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